Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Gorgeous, Chic Halloween Weddings!

I just love Halloween. Hands down it's my favorite holiday. I guess because my birthday is in October and when I was younger I always had a Halloween themed birthday party. I love all things Halloween, the spooky scary movies, the pumpkins, the fall leaves, and the apple cider. Recently I came across a few great ideas for your upcoming wedding and have featured a Halloween/Fall themed real wedding that is just gorgeous. This wedding is from Martha Stewart and features Anna and Mason from Pasadena, California. I just love the black details - the tables and chairs, the bridesmaid dresses, the flowers! I added a pretty orange drink with a black licorice swizzle stick, recipe below from The Food Network.


The following are the wedding sources for Anna and Mason's wedding in Pasadena, California:

Catering: Jayne Slagle Catering, 931-598-5566

Stationery: Crane's

Bride's gown and bridesmaids' dresses: Vera Wang

Groom's Tuxedo: Brooks Brothers

Groomsmen's Suits: Calvin Klein

Cake: Fantasy Frosting, 562-941-6266

Flowers: Mark's Garden, 818-906-1718

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Emeril's New York City Cosmopolitan:
4 ounces citron-flavored vodka
2 ounces cranberry juice
1/2 ounce orange liqueur
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
2 thin twists lime, for garnish
Combine the vodka, cranberry juice, orange liqueur, and lime juice with ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake to combine and chill. Pour into 2 glasses filled with ice, and garnish each with 1 twist of lime. Serve immediately.
Use a piece of chocolate or black licorice as a swizzle stick or straw!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Vendors We LOVE!

I just had the pleasure of meeting with Martina Tannery of Martina's Photography and I cannot wait to work with her. Please check out her website and her work, it is incredible! Here are a few pics from some of the many weddings she has done over the last few years! We on the Treasure Coast are so lucky to have the ocean so close to us to use for these special moments. Martina said it best "God just creates this beautiful light and cloud arrangements for you!"


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Something Blue!

Let me just start off by saying that I heart Etsy. I know I know, we've all heard how fabulous it is, but I am just catching on.... Ok, so if I had a dime for every time a bride said "I need my something blue" I would be off on some fabulous beach tanning myself....

So while I was perusing the many great finds on etsy, a few "blue" items caught my eye and I wanted to go back in time and get married all over again just so that I could use these fabulous items.

Ok, I added the cake pic cause we all know how I love cake :)

You can find the above at:
Blue Paisley Cake done by I Dream of Cake in San Franciso (which is on my list of cities to visit BTW)
Oh So French and Blue Garter Vintage Lace and Chiffon by Petrene Design
Powder Blue Chandelier Earrings by Noaki
Little Blue Small Silver Hair Comb by Chicallure

Ahhh the pure joy of a great find...

Friday, October 17, 2008

Sparkle Barbie Shoes...

I don't know what it is about things that sparkle. I have always been attracted to anything that shined, and when I was younger that reflected in my design choices in clothing for me and my dolls (Barbie was my fav!). It's definitely a girl thing as are shoes, so this pair of Stuart Weitzman silver sequin shoes have gotten me all in a tizzy! I just LOVE them. I think that every girl should own a pair and what better time to wear them than your wedding day. Ahhhh shoes, you can never have too many :)

Friday, October 3, 2008

Wedding Traditions - Wealth and Prosperity!

For centuries and in many cultures there are numerous traditions followed for wedding ceremonies. One of the traditions that is centuries old is the silver sixpence brides wear in their shoe to bless their marriage with wealth and prosperity. Not a bad idea! Who wouldn't want that right? Well I don't know about you, but I don't frequently use silver sixpence and recently I was in need of one for wouldn't you know it, a bride! So I came across many of websites that sold the silver currency, but one caught my eye. I like that Ferbers out of Mississsippi sells the shiny coin, but also that they sell a sixpence pendant! This, to me is a better keepsake than just the coin as you can wear it long after the ceremony and is a reminder of your beautiful day. They also give you a great history lesson on the sixpence. So I am ordering one, and I will let you all know how it goes, but I suspect that it will be fabulous and because the shipping is free on all US orders, and they have a 100% guarantee 14 day no questions asked refund policy, I have no worries :)

So happy shopping and you too will be blessed with wealth and prosperity!